The Weekly Woof Blog

Wilderdog x Jiminy's = 7,000 Lbs of Kibble Donated
For the month of August we teamed up with Jiminy’s, an insect-based dog food, to donate 7,000 pounds of Jiminy’s Good Grub Dog Food to our August Purchase for a Pound recipient, 4 Dog Farms, a Southern California based rescue that saves and rehabilitates dogs before placing them in their forever homes. This donation provided a three month supply of dog food to 4 Dog Farms and allowed their staff to focus on what they do best (rescue and rehabilitation), without having to worry about the rescue pups’ next meal.
Episode 11: Neptune Doesn't Ski
Pro skier Malou Peterson's dog Neptune wishes she could shred as hard as Malou. But, her legs are a little short for the steep lines and deep pow. They have fun aprés-skiing in the valley anyways while Neptune works on her 360s. Cheers to another great day in the mountains.
Hiking 101: Must-Have Gear for Your Dog

Whether it’s your first hike with your dog or you're a seasoned pro, we know that gear matters!  Even if you and your pup have traveled many trails together, it’s likely you’ve found yourself forgetting something a mile down the path. (We’ve all been there!) Not to worry, we've got you covered! We'll dive into the benefits of hiking with your dog, pre-hiking preparations you'll want to consider, and we’ll share the ultimate dog hiking list. You can use this handy packing list to make sure you have all the essentials for your next adventure with your four-legged best friend! 

All Aboard! A Step-by-Step Guide for Boating with Your Dog
The dog days of summer are here, and sometimes it’s just too hot to hit your favorite trails. So what’s better than getting out on the water with your favorite first mate – your pup! Whether you’re paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, motorboating, or even houseboating, you know it’ll be more fun with your dog by your side. If you have always wanted to take your four-legged aboard, look no further. We created a step-by-step guide.
The Best Truffle Hunters Have Four Legs and a Keen Sense for Finding Treasure
What if a hike with your dog through the woods yielded a delicious treasure? Nope, not sticks, though your dog might think that is the ultimate reward. Lately, truffle hunters' best assets are their four-legged pals - their dogs! Yup, that's right, with the appropriate training, dogs are the perfect mushroom hunters.
Trail Etiquette 101: A Guide for Hiking with Your Dog
There are so many reasons why our trails are some of the best places to adventure with our dogs. And on especially great hikes, we're usually not the only ones on the trail - hikers, bikers, backpackers, horseback riders, and of course, dogs, all have the same rights to use the same trails, unless otherwise specified. By being good stewards of the outdoors and following good trail etiquette, we can all enjoy these beautiful spaces together.
Episode 10: Such Little Time for So Many Adventures
Rodney and Piggy brainstorm about what they can get up to today. Paddleboarding, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, or maybe just snoozin' in the house. Whatever their adventure ends up being, Rodney will most definitely be outfitted for anything with all...
Trail Tips: The Dangers of Foxtails for Your Dog & How to Protect Them

The Ugly Hitchhikers. We’re not talking about people on the side of the road looking for a free ride; that might make a little more sense, but what we’re talking about is foxtail grass. These seemingly innocent seeds will catch a ride on anything passing by – a mechanism that has helped them become a highly successful invasive species. You have probably felt one of these pesky weeds in your sock while hiking, and they sure are annoying. But for our dogs, they can be pretty bad news. “The potential to cause serious damage is low, but when it does, it can be catastrophic,” said Dr. Sonni Gilbert, DVM in Heron, Montana.

Staying Hydrated: 3 Ways to Get Your Dog to Drink More Water on Hikes
Summer is almost here, and you and your furry friend have been chomping at the bit to get back on the trail. Hikes are a great way to get your pup the exercise they need while being outdoors. But with the distraction of new surroundings and new smells, your dog might turn their nose to a water break – even if you know they are thirsty.
Episode 9: 'SUP dog?!
When Moss sees the waterproof gear come out, he knows he's about to go on an adventure to the water. They hike down to the water, pump up the SUP, and off they go. "Life doesn't get much better than...
Adventuring with a Deaf Dog
Does a dog still bark at the mail-person if they can't hear him? The answer is still 'yup!', from a deaf dog's owner! Christa adopted Mango from Hearts for Paws Rescue after she fell in love with the hearing-impaired pup...
Episode 8: Evening Fat Tires
Opie's two favorite things: snow and bikes. Actually, make that three - his human. After a long work day, Opie gets to go fatbiking on the scenic trails around their house. Opie's human never forgets his Utility Pack to carry...
5 Things to Know Before Backpacking With Your Dog
Whether you’re a seasoned thru-hiker or a first-time adventurer, you want your best friend beside you. We don’t blame you! Katie Houston is an avid thru-hiker, with a goal of hiking 10,000 miles by the time she turns 25. (She's...
Episode 7: Ski and (Dog) Party
Why walk the dogs when you can ski the dogs! Ski touring is a regular thing for this rad group, so the dogs know to steer clear of the sticks. 10/10 adventure - we want to join them next time....
When Dogs go Missing in the Wilderness

I think we can all agree that having your pup go missing is one of the worst possible things to go through. But with Facebook, Nextdoor, microchips and cell phones, these days we usually see positive outcomes and owners and dogs are reunited within a few hours.

But what about when your dog is lost in the wilderness? Without people around, and more environmental dangers, things can seem bleak. Enter Wendy, of Tahoe PAWS and TLC 4 Furry Friends.

Episode 6: Hunter Trains for an Ultra Marathon

Just kidding, he's going for a chill trail run with his human. Well, he calls it a trail run, it's sort of just like a regular run though. Come along on their meander through the woods as we find out that Hunter really is, the best boy.

Surf's Up, Dog!
A dog that surfs? Yup, you read that right! Faith the Surfing Pitbull just competed in her 1000th surf competition, Surf Dogs, where she won first place in the tandem division. Go Faith! Faith and her owner, James, sat down...
Episode 5: New Year's Resolutions
It's simple - do more fun stuff with the dogs outdoors! Kelsey loves taking the whole pack to remote locations for hikes. But no hike too small, no views no problems. The dogs just want to be out there with...
Episode 4: Cragdoggin'
Opie tags along with his climber pals for a day at the crag. He does a great job coaching everyone up some hard routes, and maybe spraying some beta too.
First Responder Therapy Dogs
2021 fire season has been a rough one for Wilderdog here in Northern California. We certainly had a heightened awareness of wildfires after the Tamarack Fire and then the Caldor Fire forced us to evacuate our homes. We have unending gratitude to the incredible first responders who saved our community - fire fighters, police officers, aircraft operators, utility workers, paramedics, and everyone else who worked their tails off. We also learned about another type of first responder, one with four paws and a tail, and they are First Responder Therapy Dogs!
Cragdoggin' with Pro Climber Sasha DiGiulian (+ Moose)

If you're not in the rock climbing world, you might not know who Sasha DiGiulian is, but I'll bet you're familiar with the little rock climbing emoji - 🧗. That, my friends, is Sasha herself. (If you are a climber, you most definitely know who Sasha is). But we're really here for Sasha's dog, Moose-Chaga!